The Chicago show was wonderful! An awesome assortment of Mike McGinley's entire immediate family, Chicago indie rock dudes, local microcinema pioneers (in the form of the most wonderful people I have ever met!), a stellar animator, old friends and (hopefully) new fans all filed into the creaking pews of a church to watch & listen to Gravity making the thing feel like a strange, well attended mass of sorts! Again, Jim White is an incredible musician drummer and having a new sound in the band really made the performance a bit more exciting for us on stage as both John & Drew improvised their hearts out! Drew even had a new instrument, a harmonium, that he traveled to the deepest parts of Queens to retrieve from the back of a guys truck after a tip from the friendly internet...! While in Chicago we even had plenty of time to hang out with Mike & Holli too whose wonderful home really made us all feel at ease. Highlights included Mike's fabulous cooking, a band viewing of that Metallica documentary where they all cry, and even a mini-tour of Wicker Park from Alan (which brought me to some great places including Reckless Records and the legendary Quimby's where Brent & I did the most touristy thing we could- photo booth fun! YAY!). The trip and show went so well there is some chatter about coming back to Chicago at some point for another screening in the not so distant future and I couldn't be more excited! Thanks for the fun Chicago!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.